China punishes over 5,000 officials in austerity drive

Source:Xinhua Published: 2017/9/19 23:23:40

The Communist Party of China (CPC)'s top anti-graft watchdog said Monday that 5,419 officials have been punished for violating Party austerity rules in August.

The officials were involved in 3,859 cases, according to the website of the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI).

Awarding unauthorized bonuses was the most common offense, followed by giving or accepting gifts and misusing public vehicles.

A total of 40,818 officials involved in 28,965 cases were punished in the first eight months of 2017, the CCDI said.

The CPC released its eight-point rules on austerity in late 2012 to reduce undesirable work practices.

The CCDI also has a monthly reporting system on the implementation of the rules within provincial-level governments, central Party and governmental agencies, centrally administered State-owned enterprises and central financial institutions.

Xinhua

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